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by stevewaters
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions
Replies: 53
Views: 1668

Re: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions

Do folk sit the mug straight on top of the 22g burner once it is burning ? Or do they suspend it from the windshield using skewers ? or what ?
by stevewaters
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1050

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

If Boris is on Strava then it can all be resolved quickly.

If he is not on Strava, then it didn't happen anyway ...

Also, I assume he only had one bodyguard with him otherwise that's another 'rule' in tatters ....
by stevewaters
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canister refill adapters.
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Canister refill adapters.

I have a few half empty canisters so this sounded quite a good way of consolidating the gas and then using cheaper butane sources in future, but are you suggesting that doing this is high risk ?
by stevewaters
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2256

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

I am finding this the most enjoyable of the year !

I bow to your poetic prowess Cheddar Man and Norm ! :-bd

Hopefully there are no serious fallings out here.
by stevewaters
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2256

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) have just issued some guidance for England which suggests I can only exercise within the limits of my village. Not sure what that means in reality - Parish Council boundary ? It's a very active Peak District village (Chinley) - full of cyclists, walkers and f...
by stevewaters
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Runners input please
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Runners input please

I have been very impressed with the Hoka One One Torrent 2 shoe: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/hoka-one-one-torrent-2-trail-running-shoe I had not heard of them before but the shoe is robust and offers good cushioning but not too much that I feel I am on platforms. I have only done about 100 miles in the...
by stevewaters
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bespectacled night time off road runners
Replies: 21
Views: 358

Re: bespectacled night time off road runners

Would it be worth just buying some thick elastic and making a different headband for the Joystick? Can't be too difficult to make one that had the band still round head, but then strip over the top to hold the light on top of your barnet? Seems a much cheaper way, as the Joystick is a great light. ...
by stevewaters
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: NorthPeak100 or Peaks200 winter attempt anyone??
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: NorthPeak100 or Peaks200 winter attempt anyone??

There are no high passes etc. so as long as it is not snowy / icy then the conditions for a winter attempt on the Peak 200 might not be that much different to other times of the year (i.e. wet!). The crux would probably be Cut Gate, but most of the ascent is a push (for me anyway!). Would need more ...
by stevewaters
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scores on the doors
Replies: 26
Views: 583

Re: Scores on the doors

Here is mine. Not a bad year all things considered. Highlights:
1 successful + 2 @ 75% of Lakeland 300
Yorkshire Dales 300
Cairngorms Loop 300
80% of BB200
2 x Peak 200
1 x North Peaks 100
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by stevewaters
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes
Replies: 28
Views: 761

Re: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes

I couldn't see Shaf's 'North Peak 100' route listed.
by stevewaters
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yeah this really helps ...
Replies: 47
Views: 959

Re: Yeah this really helps ...

pistonbroke wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:38 am
Photoshop innit?
Or possibly - like those beach Covid pics earlier in the year - a telephoto shot where the fire is much closer to the camera than the tent.
by stevewaters
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever get proper fecked off with bikes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: ever get proper fecked off with bikes ?

sick of cleaning em, sick of keeping em running, sick of punctures, sick of total ncutish car drivers, sick of the weather and riding in it, sick of road grime. Time to get a Zwift account ? - I tend to mix outdoor and indoor this time of year. - I appreciate indoor riding in general and Zwift in p...
by stevewaters
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 31
Views: 621

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

For weekends/long weekends, I have recently been using the £2.95 per day (10 minute) Tracking option with Protegear.
I keep it in "Standby" for the rest of the time which costs nothing.
There is the ~£40 Annual Fee on top:

https://www.protegear.com/products-data ... ata-plans/
by stevewaters
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 31
Views: 621

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

Another happy InReach Mini Protegear user here :-bd
The battery capacity is 1,250 mAh and lasts over 24 hours on 10 minute logs and can be topped up quickly using a power bank and whilst in use.
by stevewaters
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lifter poles.
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: Lifter poles.

Hi Stuart,
One Lifter Pole for me please ! - I have just sent you the payment. :-bd
by stevewaters
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 -2021
Replies: 19
Views: 888

Re: Highland Trail 550 -2021

u02sgb wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:40 pm
You just need to keep plodding when you're feeling a bit flat.
Yep - I'm definitely a plodder ! Bob (Whitestone) really drove it home to me that the best approach (for us mortals) is to minimise the stops.

I am hoping to do it in under 5 days this time (6.5 days in 2019 as an ITT).
by stevewaters
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 -2021
Replies: 19
Views: 888

Highland Trail 550 -2021

I just noticed that anyone with a deferred entry for the group start on 22nd May 2021 needs to email Alan by 21st November letting him know whether or not you want to take up your place.

https://highlandtrail550.weebly.com

- I have just done so ! - Excited !!! :-bd
by stevewaters
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which filter?
Replies: 32
Views: 848

Re: Which filter?

I have a spare Befree 0.6L that I bought when I thought I had lost one but then found it again! It has filtered about 5 litres so is practically new.

I also have an MSR Tailshot which has filtered about 25 litres and still in good condition.

Both for sale. - If interested, please message me.
by stevewaters
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4987

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

The drops were massive, I struggled to walk down some of them. Don't think I could have even done it in my DH days. Agreed. I note that Fabio Wibner hasn't made a video of that descent yet which says something ! I assumed that descent was The Gap that folk were referring to. - Where is The Gap then ?
by stevewaters
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4987

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Yes - St Issui's Church, Partrishow:
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by stevewaters
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4987

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

I did go past a little church on a steep road climb - it looked like the church in the Lost Lanes book and also where Jameso went on his travels in the summer. Still trying to find it on the map as that is somewhere worth a return visit. This one ? - I passed it just after leaving Eugene: Capture.J...
by stevewaters
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: New Edit; The Badger Devide Out Now
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: New Edit; The Badger Devide Out Now

Thanks. - I really enjoyed watching that :-bd
by stevewaters
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 117
Views: 3251

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

I never knew toothpaste pills existed !

I've bought a few things. The website shop worked very well.

Well done Joe - Obviously a huge amount of work has gone into the site.

:-bd
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19757

Re: BB200 2020

redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:04 pm
Steve, when you planning on doing the Peaks 300??
It's got to be a thing - the 2 routes share a short section of that old abandoned railway line - the TransPennine trail . - Perhaps in the spring LOL ???
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19757

Re: BB200 2020

So sad... Peaks200 I suppose it'll have to be (that'd be allowed won't it). Thanks MaM. Sorry for your situation of having prepared for it and everything cos at least I managed to get one go... Or combine the Peak 200 with the North Peak 100 route to get something not far off 300km ??? - That will ...